Getting Your Bearings
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Lesson focuses on the concept of friction and the use of ball bearings to reduce friction.
8 – 18
As a result of this activity, students should develop an understanding of:
Students learn about friction and how ball bearings reduce friction and extend the life of machines. Topics examined include friction, ball bearings, engineering design, and problem solving. Students work in teams using marbles to simulate ball bearings.
Curriculum alignment sheet is included in PDF.